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Senator John James Ingalls was serving in the U. S. Senate when he wrote this article about the Sixteenth Amendment that would give voting rights to women. He offers a number of arguments about why women should not receive suffrage. He argues that the case for women is very different than that of African-Americans because he believed that the consent of the governed was based on the ability of the governed to impose law by force if necessary. He did not believe that women would be able to do this. He also cited statistics from Massachusetts that he felt showed a lack of interest on the part of women in voting. He closes the pamphlet by writing that "Whenever woman wants the ballot and society needs her enfranchisement, then the sixteenth amendment will be adopted." This pamphlet was a reprint of an article that was originally published in The Forum, New York, New York.
Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Item Number: 206105
Call Number: K 324.3 Pam. v. 1 #10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 206105
Collections - Library
Date - 1900s - 1904
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress - Senate - Ingalls, John J.
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Suffrage - Women
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Women's rights
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Booklet
People - Notable Kansans - Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
People - Women
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917
Type of Material - Printed materials - Pamphlets